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Vanity Poems

Vanity Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about vanity. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for vanity.

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Premium Member Dead and Done
The unwilling seed of youth soon gone
Decaying society brought forth will be
Decomposing for all to gander
Vanity will wander together with brawn

Withering decline of the end to come
As beauty dies they harshly slander
Your fight will rage until the end
Reflection will rot...Read More
Categories: vanity, dark, death,
Form: Rhyme

Winter of Discontent
The purity of rain, sleet and snow
Is not what it was some years ago
But Trump does not care
What falls from the air
Unless it lands inside Mexico

 A section of Trump's Vanity Wall
under construction collapsed and fell 
into Mexico ...Read More
Categories: vanity, political, pollution,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Mind - Words - Hearts
Marathon Runner:-
miles and miles I stroll
without an inch of tiredness -
distant runner mind.

Magic of Words:-
evil words uttered
with vigour of voice die out -
good softly blaze forth.

Display of Hearts:-
fiery form of Sun
and fools' vanity utter -
both displaying hearts.

Honorable Mention in STRAND...Read More
Categories: vanity, heart, wisdom, words,
Form: Senryu
What The Mind Sees
A serpent with a lion's head
Believes himself a lion
He'll never raise his lowly stead
But kudos, kid, for tryin'....Read More
Categories: analogy, animal, metaphor, myth, silly, truth, vanity,
Form: Quatrain
Forever Forgive Me
Forever forgive me
For my one and only iniquity
Please forgive me
With forbearance eternally

Lots of anger and lust
Got a hold of me…
So, I must...oh, I must…
Set my soul free

Forever forgive me
Determine my footsteps to the light
Emotionally unhappy
Intervene in my life with utter...Read More
Categories: vanity, courage, emotions, encouraging, endurance, hope, longing, solitude,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Impeachment


A president whom some sought to teach,
a lesson so they attempted to impeach.
But in the senate held court,
Managers tempers grew short,
Over witnesses being kept beyond reach.
...Read More
Categories: hate, integrity, vanity,
Form: Limerick
The Tale of the Tactile Heart
Did err' the tactile heart retreat,
no more to trust, no more to speak,
of hopeful folly or treasured weeks.
But only gave a duped reply.
"I will not give myself again"
the little fragile heart replied.

Oh, how the tactile heart reminisced,
of cobbled streets, the...Read More
Categories: vanity, heartbreak, hope, longing, love, soulmate,
Form: Narrative
Poem of Depression
I am the Ego .

I am the All-Too-Measurable .

I am the great Inferiority .

There is no half full or half empty glass
	My vessel holds no water

I am the anti-Christ of honour
 From the vantage of the depths of Tartarus 
	I...Read More
Categories: vanity, art, depression, fantasy, judgement, poetry, pride, sorrow,
Form: Free verse

What’s this bravado
This macho arrogance
This pomp and vanity
Who are you
And what gives you the right
If it’s male pride
It’s nothing to be proud of
You’re nothing but a bully
Making it your business to maim and hurt
Who’ll be next to bear your wrath
We’re...Read More
Categories: vanity, anger, angst, anxiety, bullying, corruption, hurt,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Vanity
Thoughts: of Miracle Man

This morning I ask myself, what is the world coming to?
We inhabit a forest filled with fake trees.
Fake news, hair, lips, bodies, meat, and lab made veggies.

We have mislaid our moral compass,
and no longer have the...Read More
Categories: vanity,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member For speaking my mind they say
Move back to the stone age 
What kind of story is history going to write
let us examine a cold hearted nation and her many flaws
injecting children with dead remains horror filled
killing has become second nature to certain individuals
Everything about condemning...Read More
Categories: vanity, abortion, abuse, betrayal, conflict, emotions, faith, heart,
Form: Narrative
The Center
At first—I truly believed
that it was You that caused all of this—
this eruption of pain at a time where
I was supposed to be jubilant—happy—
and truly freed from the prison of my pains.

Then I saw that it was not all You—
It...Read More
Categories: character, forgiveness, identity, motivation, sorrow, vanity, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
An AlterededState-meant
An Alterded State-meant
Of bliss
I miss                                   ...Read More
Categories: allusion, future, obituary, society, vanity,
Form: Free verse
Jackal and Hyde Pride
Your passionate, unneeded pride...
Is hard to swallow, so I’m waiting for another tomorrow
Going along with the rowdy ride
Still feeling so low…but I must stay high, you know?

I want to glow bright and grow and not feel this hollow…
Break the mirror...Read More
Categories: vanity, angst, emotions, endurance, wisdom,
Form: Rhyme
All The President's Memes
All the President's memes;
Rose up into an army of stems;
They grew bold legs to carry them
Towards the good fight.

Though cavalier and sensing right;
They lacked a head to give foresight;
They strayed into a chasmed height
And tumbled in.

They spiralled, spinning through an...Read More
Categories: political, satire, vanity,
Form: Political Verse
On Pendulums And Rocking Horses History Is Made
While racing on the rocking horse of youth
Going nowhere closer to the sun or faster there 
When swinging pendulums from Democrat to Republican 
Age picks up the pace, in speed it keeps us in our place
Remains the same with nothing...Read More
Categories: vanity, abuse, corruption, judgement, political, religious,
Form: Free verse

Who needs a heart
That’s buried 
Under layers of concrete

You rush
Through your days
As through a marathon
with blinders that keep you focused

Tossing all
Off to the sidelines
Anything standing in your way

Time a most valuable commodity
I couldn’t agree more
Who has the patience for disguises
Or...Read More
Categories: care, hope, moving on, rude, time, vanity,
Form: Free verse
A Vain Word
A Vain Word
by Michael R. Burch

Oleanders at dawn preen extravagant whorls
as I read in leaves’ Sanskrit brief moments remaining
till sunset implodes, till the moon strands grey pearls
under moss-stubbled oaks, full of whispers, complaining
to the minions of autumn, how swiftly life...Read More
Categories: vanity, autumn, beauty, extended metaphor, grief, heartbreak, moon,
Form: Sonnet
Sonnets I-IV
A Vain Word
by Michael R. Burch
Oleanders at dawn preen extravagant whorls
as I read in leaves’ Sanskrit brief moments remaining
till sunset implodes, till the moon strands grey pearls
under moss-stubbled oaks, full of whispers, complaining
to the minions of autumn, how swiftly...Read More
Categories: vanity, desire, first love, for her, love, lust,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Discord
Discordant scissors cuts a ribbon
Pleasure of a man destroys
Nature bows to indiscretion
Reality deceit deploys

With glee, they break the ground
To set an edifice to man’s ambition
Forever ruined with proposition 
Field and flowers sacrificed

Breached to bent insanity
Evolves a place profaned
Glowering graceless vanity
Imprisons...Read More
Categories: vanity, flower,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Doomed To Feel That Bite And Hear Serpent's Wicked Hiss
Doomed To Feel That Bite And Hear Serpent's Wicked Hiss

Beyond mingling of Light, Matter, Human thought
reams of coils within darkest abyss are there caught
denied rays emitted by our reddish flame sun
wherein single feather may weigh a billion tons
lay boiling cauldrons...Read More
Categories: vanity, art, creation, dark, deep, fate, life, symbolism,
Form: Rhyme
As Memes Diffuse

Mirror, mirror from the wall to online
vanity declares, pick a piece of mine.
Respond, rewrite, re-integrate the theme;
Prompt for contest is becoming a meme.

Culture shifts slowly; one stanza at a time. 
Apprentices with reason and rhyme
compose on the edge of vulgar...Read More
Categories: 11th grade, poetry, vanity,
Form: Verse
Premium Member cocktails at 8

Treading giddy whirlpool nucleus
attendant chairman's cocktail fest.
No cogent pregnant truth captured
above din of utter vanity tales; 
smug cocksure pretense.
Trifling challenged veracity, tainted modes
conveying relevance, insulates self-absorbed 
vagrants from waning life's epicenter.
Souls hat-checked allow pomp, faux
passion, propping up facades ignoble,
fueling arrogant...Read More
Categories: vanity, abuse, language, perspective,
Form: Free verse
War wages love sour - LEI

Princely, proud with nobility, 
I fear you ride in vanity. 
Host not the sword but spare thine heart, 
for tomorrow you must depart. 
But take heed, know my love's expense, 
to sleep one night, lest hundred hence. 
Take this token,...Read More
Categories: vanity, heartbreak, history, lost love, war,
Form: Lay

Oh praise,
you charming maid of vanity,
how much I wish you my companion to be, you
would never know


humility,  my wise councillor,  repeatedly has
advised me your enchanting company
to avoid


I do not wish, victim to the vicious and unforgiving
blame soon,...Read More
Categories: vanity, integrity, introspection, philosophy,
Form: Personification